Unit 2 Test Review. Physical Geography. Straight. Isthmus. Peninsula. Typhoon. AKA: Hurricane In the Western Pacific and Indian Ocean. Doldrums. Orographic Effect. Oasis.
Area in deserts where fresh water springs bring water to the surface. Allows for human habitation in hostile areas.
When sun directly shines on either the Tropic of Cancer or the Tropic of Capricorn. Signifies the start of summer or winter.
When the sun’s rays shine directly on the Equator. Signifies the start of fall or spring.
Warmer than usual water temperatures in the Pacific. Leads to warmer/colder than usual land temperatures and too much or too little rain/snow. Severity of storms can increase as well.
Rift Valleys – (Divergent movement)
Warm and Wet
Cold-24 hours of light or dark depending on the season
Temperate-Not too hot or too cold
Impact of humans:
Pollution can change the percentages, lowering the oxygen that we have available.
Rainforest destruction also cuts the amount of oxygen produced by plants.